American League


August 11, 1994|By Fort Worth Star-Telegram

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tom Henke, 36, might have thrown his last major-league pitch last night.

The Texas Rangers reliever said he is contemplating retirement. He is going home to Missouri today fully expecting a strike.

"If we do go out, maybe I don't want to come back," he said. "I'm not real happy right now. I don't want to waste people's money. I don't want to waste the fans' enthusiasm by not pitching well."

Henke's comments came a few minutes after he had served up a game-losing homer to Seattle's Mike Blowers in the Rangers' 3-2 defeat to the Mariners at The Ballpark in Arlington.

It was the sixth homer he has given up this year. His record fell to 3-6, and his ERA rose to 3.79. He has 15 saves.

He entered this season with 260 saves, including eight straight seasons with at least 20.

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